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Zazen Meditation with Jundo : A Zen Monk in Love …

posted by Jundo Cohen

Well, it is nearly Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air …

A few days ago I spoke about how most “Zen Monks” in Japan marry:

MARRIED MONK

and today you will meet this monk’s “better half”!!

What is a Zen Buddhist perspective on love? 

(today’s video sitting below)

Maybe its that “the couple that Zazen’s together … stays together!”

(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;
a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)

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Shohei

posted February 9, 2009 at 12:14 pm


Ah You two are so cute! Ahem…
Congrats to Leon, that is quite a feeling ;D!!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!
Gassho and much Love.



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Rinsen

posted February 9, 2009 at 2:15 pm


Beautiful! Great to see the other half and hear abit of the family story. Bows to your family from ours and to all families!



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HealingMindN

posted February 9, 2009 at 6:09 pm


So, you “accidently” saw the letter from your 5 yo son’s gf. Enjoy yourself while you can. Those “accidents” aren’t gonna work when he’s 16!
Now, before zazen aren’t you supposed to start by centering yourself with a bit of rocking motion? I realise that you are ben zen masters, but there are others who do not know where their center is and what it’s for.
Perhaps, you can do another video explaining the hara, how to focus attention on the breathe, and the placement of the mudra (hand positions). Thanks in advance.



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l.g

posted February 9, 2009 at 6:53 pm


it is awesome to have a living breathing god like Jesus who is LOVE.



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Jundo

posted February 10, 2009 at 7:15 pm


but there are others who do not know where their center is and what it’s for.
Perhaps, you can do another video explaining the hara, how to focus attention on the breathe, and the placement of the mudra (hand positions). Thanks in advance.

I our way, the center is not the center of the body, and is every place and no place at all.
Also, we do not particularly emphasize focus on the hara or breath except for the beginning student who may have difficulty to settle down. Our emphasis is on open, spacious sitting focused on everything and not particular at all.
There was a talk on breath a few days ago
http://blog.beliefnet.com/treeleafzen/2009/01/zazen-for-beginners-were-all-b-3.html
Gassho, Jundo



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kudra

posted February 10, 2009 at 9:51 pm


Jundo,
I’m sooooooooo……..smiling! thanks for sharing your family with us!
jenna:)



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Bansho

posted February 14, 2009 at 12:40 pm


Dear Mina & Jundo,
My wife and I just watched this one today (14.02.09). You guys really make a great team!
Gassho
Bansho



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